- To deploy is defined as to get into combat position.
An example of deploy is a platoon of Marines being sent out to battle.
- to spread out (troops, etc.) so as to form a wider front
- to station or place (forces, equipment, etc.) in accordance with a plan
- to spread out or place like military troops
Origin: French déployer, to unfold, display ; from Old French desployer, to unfold ; from Classical Latin displicare, to scatter (in Midieval Latin to unfold): see display
- deployment noun
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verb de·ployed, de·ploy·ing, de·ploys verb, transitive
- a. To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line.b. To bring (forces or material) into action.c. To base (a weapons system) in the field.
- To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically.
- To put into use or action: “Samuel Beckett's friends suspected that he was a genius, yet no one knew . . . how his abilities would be deployed” (Richard Ellmann).
Origin: French déployer, from Old French despleier, from Latin displicāre, to scatter : dis-, dis- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
- de·ployˌa·bilˈi·ty noun
- de·ployˈa·ble adjective
- de·ployˈer noun
- de·ployˈment noun